Posts Tagged ‘Ron Paul’

It seems that everyone’s crazy Uncle (Ron Paul) is giving the GOP establishment shits and fits.  No one within the party wants him to succeed, but they don’t know what to do with him either.  After approximately 20 GOP debates only the strong are left standing. Ron Paul is among the GOP presidential hopefuls that are still striving to get to the White House. On Tuesday Floridians will cast their votes in Florida’s primaries and although Mitt Romney is the GOP favorite, Ron Paul has an intimidating support base and poses a real threat to the Republican establishment, according to some. A petition has started an attempt to make remove Paul from the race.

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RuPaul visits the Red Arrow in Manchester NH to announce that he is NOT running for President! and her is NOT Ron Paul!

 

You gotta hand it to Ron Paul supporters, they extremely loyal and creative.  The Endorse Liberty PAC which supports Ron Paul, has taken a page from the Onion News Network, by launching their own “Fake Politicians Network”, which satirizes all the 2012 GOP candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul of course).

Well We all knew it would be just a matter of time before Rick Santorum‘s “Inner Cracker” would surface…. but to be fair, you can tell when he said it… he knew he had just fucked up! lol

CBS News reports…..

While campaigning in Sioux City, Iowa Sunday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said if elected he plans to cut regulations and entitlements and he doesn’t want to “make black people‘s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”

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UPDATE Jan 2, 2012 18:00

David Badash of the New Civil Rights Movement writes……..

According to government statistics, 35% of adults on welfare (TANF) are white, 34% are black, and 24% are Hispanic.

So, does Santorum only want to help whites, or is he just rolling around in stereotypical assumptions — albeit false ones — about welfare recipients? Santorum then went on to extol the “trickle-​down” virtues of Reaganomics, which have been proven to be false.

Stephen Webster at The Raw Story notes:

Speaking to Republicans in Iowa on Monday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-​PA) said his administration would reform welfare to the point that it would offer no welfare at all.

After suggesting that an expansion of Medicare is really just a plot to make voters more “dependent” on Washington, Santorum added: ”I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money.”

“I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn their money and provide for themselves and their families,” he added. “The best way to do that is to get the manufacturing sector of the economy rolling.”

According to the University of Michigan’s National Poverty Center, 27.4 percent of blacks and 26.6 percent of Hispanics were living in poverty in 2010, compared to 9.9 percent of whites. Unemployment statistics between the racial demographics are similarly skewed.

Despite the factually flawed nature of Santorum’s pitch on Monday, the underlying logic of his pitch is abundantly clear: census data shows that over 91 percent of Iowans are white, a community Santorum must desperately appeal to if he wants a win in Tuesday’s caucuses.

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Vowing to press ahead through the Iowa caucuses, Republican Michele Bachmann dismissed the notion Thursday that her presidential campaign was in disarray a day after a key supporter fled her campaign.

It looks like Ron Paul is definitely getting the front runner treatment now and the media is bringing out the skeletons. At one point Paul even walked out of a CNN interview when questioned about the racist newsletters. The story has in fact been out for years, but it’s Paul’s explanation, that has changed slightly time and time again. But could this hurt his campaign?

 

Mike Papantonio appears on MSNBC‘s The Ed Show to discuss the latest Republicans to turn down Trump’s debate offer, as well as Mitt Romney‘s last ditch efforts to become president.

(RAfTLF) Herman Cain endorsing Newt Gingrich is no where near a surprise.  The two have been friends for years, and Newt Gingrich even says Cain is one of his Intellectual influences.  But the spear of influence doesn’t end there.  These two bosum buddies are more alike that anyone cares to admit….. and America should not only be skeptical and cautious when it comes to Newt Gingrich, but we should all be afraid as well.  NPR outlines Herman Cain’s specific influences on GOP front-runner Newt Gingrich.

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(NRP) When businessman Herman Cain left the Republican presidential race over the weekend, he said he would endorse one of his former rivals.

One likely recipient of that endorsement: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Like Cain before him, Gingrich is trying to establish himself as the conservative alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And Cain and Gingrich share a long history of mutual admiration.

Just after Gingrich got word of Cain’s exit from the race, he opened his remarks to a Tea Party crowd on Staten Island with praise for the former candidate, saying Cain’s 9-9-9 plan had made a real impact.

“Whether you liked it or disliked it, it was a big idea and started to elevate the debate towards big solutions and not the usual nitpicking, consultant-driven negativity,” Gingrich said.

That warmth went beyond the niceties of a political eulogy. As Gingrich pointed out to reporters, he and Cain go way back.

“He is a friend of mine. We worked together against Hillarycare in the early ’90s,” Gingrich said, referring to the Clinton administration’s failed health care plan, “and I was very honored to be able to appoint him to the tax reform commission with Jack Kemp when I was speaker.”

Emphasis On Similarities

Gingrich was already a fan of Cain’s thinking back then. In a 1995 profile by writer Joan Didion, Gingrich name-checked Cain in a list of his intellectual influences, which also included Thomas Jefferson and Isaac Asimov.

Sixteen years later, both Cain and Gingrich ran for president as iconoclasts. Gingrich talks about his big ideas. Cain touted his bold solutions.

Cain has yet to throw his support behind anyone, but when he was still running, he stoked speculation of a joint ticket with Gingrich.

“We have such a high mutual respect for one another, and the differences in our ideals are not that far apart,” Cain said in an interview with Iowa radio station WHO in late October.

Their mutual respect was on display again a week later, when Cain and Gingrich met for a very cordial Lincoln-Douglas-style debate. Sexual harassment allegations against Cain were swirling, but they didn’t come up.

“We both represent a willingness to talk about common sense without regard to whatever the national establishment thinks is acceptable. And that’s radical,” Gingrich said.

He added that they were “by any reasonable standard, the two most radical candidates” in the race.

A ‘Bold, Brash’ Style

It was an unlikely pairing, to be sure: the Washington veteran who favors obscure historical references and the former pizza executive who has never held elective office.

But on style, there was some overlap.

“They’re both big, bold, brash, with big mouths. And I think they’ve got a lot of DNA in common,” says Mark McKinnon, a former George W. Bush adviser.

McKinnon says the two also shared an unorthodox approach to campaigning. They dotted their schedules with stops far away from early primary voting and paired stump speeches with book signings.

“I think Newt Gingrich thinks he could be president and ought to be president, but I don’t think he really thought he was going to be president. And I think that like Herman Cain, he actually started this campaign with the notion of just upping the equity of Newt Gingrich Inc.,” McKinnon says.

Diminishing Options?

Gingrich defended Cain as the sexual misconduct allegations piled up. In mid-November, Gingrich still called a joint ticket with Cain “a real possibility.” There, strategist McKinnon sees Gingrich tilling the ground for an endorsement.

“I think he saw no upside to attacking Herman Cain and saw that there was a potential base of voters that would shift to Gingrich if the Cain campaign collapsed, so I think it was smart strategically to talk about, or at least keep in the mix, the notion of a ticket and not to shoot it down,” McKinnon says.

Des Moines Register poll released over the weekend already showed Gingrich surging ahead as Cain’s numbers sank in Iowa. So Cain’s endorsement may not be a deciding factor for many voters. For Tea Party activist Bill Miller, who was in Gingrich’s Staten Island audience, it’s a matter of diminishing options.

Ron Paul‘s at a ceiling, and he’s not going anywhere further. Michele Bachmann — who I love, I adore — she’s not going anywhere. And I don’t see (former Sen.) Santorum doing it either,” Miller said. “So basically, you know, it comes down to Gingrich and Romney. … It’s Gingrich.”

With that kind of lukewarm support from conservative voters, Gingrich is also working to line up other potential endorsements. He met with one possibility in New York on Monday: businessman Donald Trump.

by ANNA SALE – NPR

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Republican Jewish Coalition will host a presidential-candidates forum featuring Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. Not invited is the GOP candidate currently polling around third in New Hampshire and second in Iowa: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). The explanation: Paul was not invited to attend the RJC’s candidates forum because the organization — as it has stated numerous times in the past — “rejects his misguided and extreme views,” said [RJC Executive Director Matt] Brooks. “He’s just so far outside of the mainstream of the Republican party and this organization,” Brooks said. Inviting Paul to attend would be “like inviting Barack Obama to speak.”

Press TV talks with Mark Dankof, former US Senate candidate in San Antonio who compares Ron Paul’s rising popularity and clear and principled rhetoric to 1990s presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, also against the Israeli lobby, who was systematically attacked and brought down by Zionist-controlled US media.